GUWAHATI, Sept 25: With a game to spare, Assam State Electricity Board Sports Club (ASEBSC) retained GSA RG Baruah Super Division Soccer League title with a 2-1 victory over AP Blues at the Nehru stadium here on Tuesday.
ASEBSC, the most successful team in the history of Super Division League, collected their 11th titles.
The side needed just a victory to retain the title and they did it in style. Assam Police Blues also had slender chance to win the league this season but for that they had to win both their last league game including Tuesday’s one and ASEBSC had to lose point in their last game against NFRSC. Although Police Blues played good soccer in the match and came close to score on several occasions but were successful only once.
It was ASEBSC who scored first goal in the match in 19 minutes. Maneswar Musahary headed in nice a corner kick which was taken by Karma Narzary. John Sangte returned the goal in the 31 minutes and the score line read 1-1 in the lemon break. In the second half, AP Blues mounted huge pressure on ASEBSC to earn lead and managed to reach very close to score. However all the opportunities were wasted.
ASEBSC got the winning goal in 68 minutes utilising a counter attack. Akrang Narzary nicely placed the ball towards the right post and ball went into the goal hitting the post.
With Tuesday’s victory, ASEBSC collected 21 points from their nine matches. AP Blues are at second spot with 15 points from same number of games.
Wednesday’s match: Navajyoti Club vs NFRSC.